James Vincent Murphy

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James Vincent Murphy
Born (1880-07-07)7 July 1880
Innishannon (Knockavilla)
Died 5 July 1946(1946-07-05) (aged 65)[1]
Bishop's Stortford
Occupation Translator, writer, journalist
Nationality Irish
Alma mater St. Patrick's College
Notable works Translation of Mein Kampf
Spouse Mary Murphy

James Vincent Murphy (7 July 1880 – 5 July 1946) was an Irish translator, writer, and journalist, who published one of the first complete English translations of Mein Kampf in 1939.[1]

James Murphy attended St. Patrick's College. He was ordained a priest at St. Patrick's College Chapel in 1905.

He left clerical service. Before the Second World War he lived for some time in Italy and Germany.



  1. ^ a b Murphy, John (14 January 2015). "Why did my grandfather translate Mein Kampf?". BBC News. Retrieved May 19, 2018. 


  • Barnes, James J.; Patience P. Barnes (1987). James Vincent Murphy : Translator and Interpreter of Fascist Europe, 1880–1946. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 0-8191-6054-7. 
  • Barnes, James J.; Patience P. Barnes (2008). Hitler's Mein Kampf in Britain and America: A Publishing History 1930–39. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-07267-0. 

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